Volvo 121 Review from UK and Ireland

1965 Volvo 121 1.8

Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles
Previous carMorris Minor


An excellent strong easy to maintain car


Touch wood nothing yet.

Have replaced most seat cushions with good second hand ones.

There is some play in the prop shaft which needs looking at.

Steering wheel had to be centered.

General Comments:

I love the look of the car, it has a lot of style.

Automatic gearbox isn't the fastest thing around, but it allows you to hang onto the steering wheel, and makes relaxed driving in town..

Seats are very comfortable and easy to clean.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2005

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review